MAMARONECK, NY — The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions have joined with a local eatery to raise funds to help keep people from being evicted.
The Lions have partnered with Mamaroneck’s Sedona Tap House Monday’s Dine Out for Charity to raise money for the Community Resource Center’s eviction relief program.
During the current coronavirus rent moratorium, the center has been working with the communities at-risk households to keep them in their homes. They identify those in need and, through partnerships, provide legal counseling, help with landlord negotiations and funding negotiated direct payments to landlords.
Every month on every Monday, Sedona donates $2 per steak meal to a local service group or project. To encourage support at both lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers their $18 steak meal for only $10, according to a Lions spokesperson.
The LM Lions and Sedona teamed up in January to support the eviction protection effort. The Lions agreed to match Sedona’s donation, which was $610, raised from 305 meals served. Individual Lions have made separate donations to increase the Lions total to $1,000. Checks totaling $1,610 were presented to the center's Director Jirandy Martinez.
Monday’s in February, Sedona is supporting the STEM alliance Robotics program. In March Sedona and the Lions will again team in support of the Fuller Center, which builds and remodels homes to be owned by those in need. They also respond to local emergencies with food, clothing, and supplies appropriate to the need.
Organizers said these partnerships are an extension of the LM Lions effort to bring the community’s service organizations and resources together to address local needs.
The LM Lions are part of the Lions Clubs of the Sound Shore, and Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization.